Shopping with Natalie Joos
This Belgian-born blogger first made her mark in New York as a casting director, scouting top talent for the likes of Hugo Boss, Helmut Lang and Phillip Lim. Her inimitable outfits — often featuring one-of-a-kind vintage pieces — soon began to draw attention from street-style photographers, opening up a world of new opportunities as a fashion consultant. Inspired by her love of vintage fashion, Joos created the site Tales of Endearment in 2010. A colorful visual diary, Tales showcases style muses, exotic excursions and, of course, all things vintage. Recently Joos virtually scoured the racks of 1stdibs dealers to uncover her favorite finds. After perusing her picks below, head to our blog, The Study, to see Joos sporting four different outfits featuring pieces by Oscar de la Renta, Comme des Garçons and Roberta Di Camerino — all of which can be yours.
Natalie Joos x 1stdibs: The Study
There are two breeds of street style stars. The first group has a knack for trends and flattering poses. But the second group elevates dressing to an art, displaying a level of connoisseurship not unlike art collecting. Casting director-turned-blogueuse Natalie Joos is firmly in the latter camp. The Belgian-born beauty — now based in Brooklyn, New York — uses her near-encyclopedic knowledge of vintage fashion to create daring, eclectic ensembles that have both Instagram and IRL appeal.
On Tales of Endearment — her well-trafficked blog-qua-visual diary — Joos documents her outfits and inspirations, giving her readers an understanding of how to modernize designs from any decade. In addition to requesting that she browse our virtual racks as a 1stdibs Saturday Shopper, we also asked Joos to impart her stylish wisdom and offer up a tutorial to style several of her favorite pieces from 1stdibs dealer Alan Hsu Vintage Modern. We visited Joos’ apartment — her decor’s worth a closer look, too — to shoot the below images with photographer Meredith Jenks. Enjoy!